Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tako the Octopus Easy Sewing Pattern

Octopus are one of the most awesome among the many awesome creatures of the sea!
They can change colour and shape, they can get through really tiny holes, they are really smart and thats just a few of the awesome things about them!


Now you can make your very own pet octopus with my new Tako the Octopus sewing pattern!

Tako the Octopus

The pattern is very easy to make so even beginners should have no trouble making this cute octopus!

Mr and Mrs Tako

You can purchase the patter at Etsy!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


I've been fond of Foo-dogs since I made sculptures of one some years ago for my family.


(If you want to know how i made that, read this!)

Foo-Dogs are mythalogical guaridans of temples in China and Japan, they're often found as a pair of statues on either side of the entrance.
The female will be on the left and have her paw on a cub, the male will be on the right and have his paw on a sphere.

Here's a new take on Foo-dogs.


These are avaliable as t-shirts, as a pair or individually, and are avaliable as cards and prints at Redbubble.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Farmyard Rock, Rockin' the Farmyard!

Farmyard Rock are:

Quentin Duck on vocals:
Lead singer of Farmyard Rock, and writer of all thier lyrics. His vocals have been described and heavenly as well as powerful.
Outrageous and energetic on stage, he's surprisingly sensitive and shy when not in the public eye.

Cowboy Horse on lead guitar:
Cowboy is the undisputed king of the guitar solo.
This along with his good looks means he always gets the most fan-mail.
Cowboy is the most rebelious member of the band, but he’s also a dedictaed friend to his band-mates.

Oscar Pig on bass guitar:
He's one funky pig and the most outlandish and outrageous member of the band!
He's always up for a joke or some crazy adventure.

Euan Sheep on keyboard:
A brilliant pianist he writes most of the music for the band.
Not afraid to try new things this is one sheep who does not follow the crowd!
Together with Bently, he's one of the more mature and sensible members of the band.

And last but not least, Bently Bull on drums:
Bently Bull is a skilled drummer with the best rythmn on the farm.
Bently formed the band with his best friend Cowboy Horse on guitar.
Steady headed as the band leader, Bently goes wild once he’s sitting at his drum kit.

Here's a snapshot of them performing at thier debut gig:

And a poster for thier upcoming tour!

You can buy all of these designs as t-shirts or prints and posters at my RedBubble site.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Make a Moving Mouth Puppet!

You might imagine making a moving mouth puppet is tricky, but it's really not, and now it's even easier because I've designed my own simple pattern for a moving mouth puppet!


It's a 14 page PDF which you can buy from my Etsy store

Using the pattern you can make a troll or lion puppet, or use it as a base for your own creation!
As well as the full size pattern the PDF pattern includes step by step instructions, photographs and diagrams.


They're lots of fun to make, and play with!

While probably not being up to a professional standard for a mouth puppet, because of the flexable foam mouthplate they are very expressive puppets!


If you want to try out one of my patterns before you buy, check out my free patterns on the Extras page!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Dreamland Chronicles Character Hats!

Earlier this year the creator of The Dreamland Chronicles Scott Christian Sava saw my cat hats and asked if I might make some hats of the characters from his comic.
Being a fan of the Dreamland Chronicles and knowing him from a ways back now of course I wanted to give it a try.

I was still learning about sewing at the time so I didn't know how it might turn out, but overall I think they turned out pretty good!

There's Paddington Rumblebottom the Third who's a Rock Giant

Nastajia Ashenheart a royal elf
Short hair:
Nastajia - Short hair

Long hair:
Nastajia - Long hair

And Felicity a feisty cat-lady!

No brim:
Felicity - No Brim

There had been hopes of mass producing them however due to time money and other issues that has fallen by the wayside for now.

However these prototype hats are now up for sale in my Etsy store!

If you don't know the Dreamland Chronicles, go here and educate yourselves!
It's a fantastic and epic tale and with it's beautiful CGI artwork its also rather special in the comic world!
You can read it online, but even better, why not nip down the comic shop and buy the TPB so you can sit back and relax with it! ^^